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    01/26/2016 5:33:50 PM PST · by grumpa · 12 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | January 26, 2016 | Charles S. Meek
    WHAT IS A COMING OF GOD? by Charles S. Meek Searching the Scriptures over many years to understand eschatology, I have become persuaded that there is a major point most Christians miss about Bible prophecy. Jesus said that He would COME ON CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY (with angels and trumpets, bringing cosmic disturbances and perturbations of the created order (heaven and earth, etc.). I dare say that not one Christian in a 100 understands the Old Testament context of these statements. Frankly, what most Christians understand about prophecy they have picked up in the echo chamber,...
  • Bob Dylan's Prophet Song about America and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ [Slow Train]

    11/17/2015 7:20:28 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies ^ | 1979 | Bob Dylan
    Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted Can't help but wonder what's happenin' to my companions Are they lost or are they found? Have they counted the cost it'll take to bring down? All their earthly principles they're gonna have to abandon And there's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend I had a woman down in Alabama She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic She said, "Boy, without a doubt Have to quit your mess and straighten out You could die down here, be just another accident statistic" And there's a slow, slow train...
  • BIBLIANO and AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #6, Second Coming)

    08/09/2015 5:33:35 PM PDT · by grumpa · 21 replies
    self | August 9, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    AMIGO: Oh, boy. I can hardly wait. Jesus is coming soon! This messed up planet needs Him here. BIBLIANO: So you think that the Second Coming passages in the Bible mean that Jesus will literally appear in the future as a “five foot five” Jewish man walking around the streets of Jerusalem? AMIGO: Sure. Like it says in Revelation 1:7, “every eye will see Him.” BIBLIANO: There may be some things you are missing here. First of all, does “every eye” include the Eskimos in Alaska and other remote people groups? Really? Second, Jesus said in numerous places that his...
  • What Is a "Coming of God"?

    05/21/2015 6:19:52 PM PDT · by grumpa · 25 replies
    Prophecy Questions blog ^ | May 17, 2015 | Riley O'Brien Powell
    There is much confusion in Christianity today surrounding the milieu of biblical eschatology. Specifically, there is widespread misunderstanding about the nature and timing of Jesus’ coming, arrival or presence (parousia in Greek). In popular preaching and imagination, it’s often called his “second coming” or “return.” Many life-long Jesus-followers are surprised to learn that these are not terms found in the Bible – and then to consider how these terms affect our thinking on just what this all means. But the rabbit-hole goes even deeper: What if the confusion about Jesus’ coming reaches even farther back, to a more basic misunderstanding...
  • Winter is coming?

    02/21/2015 5:16:38 PM PST · by Dartman · 24 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb 21/15 | Lorne Gunter
    Forget global warming, it’s more likely we’re on the cusp of another Little Ice Age than of a warming Armageddon. The brutal winter that has hammered the U.S. Northeast, Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec could become the norm in the Northern Hemisphere for the next 30 years if a growing number of solar physicists are right. Our sun goes through very predictable 11-year cycles. The current one began in 2008 and is expected to produce among the fewest sunspots and most diminished solar radiation of any of the 24 cycles that have been carefully recorded by scientists going back nearly...
  • Christian Militias On The Rise; A New Crusade Coming

    11/10/2013 9:27:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies ^ | 11/10/13 | Theodore Shoebat
    …Not a campus crusade, but a true crusade, in which the saints carry their cross to fight with the forces of darkness. Christians in the Middle East have for a long time been accustomed to staying away from the fray with Muslims. This has come as a result of both comfort and suppression, but the persecution against the saints has reached an intensity almost unheard of in our times, and the apex of this oppression is at hand. With this diabolical torment and violence becoming more fierce and cruel, Christians are now being confronted with the choice to fight or...
  • The Coming Obamacare Bailout

    11/06/2013 5:07:34 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-5-13 | Peter Ferrara
    Taxpayers will have a choice: settle for single-payer or bail out private insurance, which otherwise won’t survive the ravages of Obamacare. Think back to the fall of 2008. Congress was asked to pass a $700 billion taxpayer bailout for Wall Street. We were told it had to be passed, or else the economy would collapse, perhaps into another Great Depression. House conservatives voted it down. The stock market fell hundreds of points in response. In the ensuing panic, Congress went along and passed the bailout. That bailout, and the insane, nearly $1 trillion “stimulus” bill passed just a few months...
  • The Muslims Are Coming, Part II

    10/15/2013 11:49:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 10/15/13 | Mark Tapson
    Several weeks ago I posted a piece on FrontPage Mag entitled “The Muslims Are Coming!” about a recent documentary following a troupe of Muslim standup comics as they toured the country, enlightening all the middle-American clods who have somehow gotten the crazy impression that Islam poses a threat. I harshly attacked this concept; my take was that the world has an Islam problem, not an Islamophobia problem, and that claiming otherwise and slapping a happy face on the issue is insulting and pointless. The film’s producer and co-director Dean Obeidallah, who is also one of the featured comedians, unsurprisingly took...
  • Terrorists ‘aim to hit Israeli, Jewish targets worldwide’ in coming weeks

    08/19/2013 4:57:28 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 19, 2013 | Gavriel Fiske
    Israeli and Jewish targets all over the world are likely to be sought out by terrorist organizations in the coming weeks, the Israeli government’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau warned in strikingly strident tones on Monday, listing dozens of countries where it said it had “concrete” indications of a terrorist threat. It cited concerns about terrorist acts timed to coincide with the forthcoming Rosh Hashana (New Year), Yom Kippur and Succot festivals, and also said that the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US was likely to be “a favored period” for al-Qaeda and other global jihadist groups to attempt to...
  • White House praises Jason Collins for coming out

    04/29/2013 12:28:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/29/13 | Brian Hughes
    The White House applauded National Basketball Association player Jason Collins, who on Monday became the first active male player in a major American sport to announce he was gay. “We view that as another example of the progress that has been made and the evolution that has been taking place,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, praising the "courage" of the National Basketball Association veteran. Carney said that he had not spoken with President Obama about the development but that the White House welcomes the news and hopes
  • GM exec: 100, 200 miles on a charge may be coming

    08/09/2012 10:20:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 94 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/9/12 | Tom Krisher
    Detroit - A small battery company backed by General Motors is working on breakthrough technology that could power an electric car 100 or even 200 miles on a single charge in the next two-to-four years, GM's CEO said Thursday. Speaking at an employee meeting, CEO Dan Akerson said the company, Newark, Calif.-based Envia Systems, has made a huge breakthrough in the amount of energy a lithium-ion battery can hold. GM is sure that the battery will be able to take a car 100 miles within a couple of years, he said. It could be double that with some luck, he
  • Chinese cities coming to America

    05/11/2012 12:55:02 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 158 replies
    rightsidenews ^ | May 10, 2012 | American dream
    A Chinese group known as "Sino-Michigan Properties LLC" has bought up 200 acres of land near the town of Milan, Michigan.  Their plan is to construct a "China City" with artificial lakes, a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese citizens.  Essentially, it would be a little slice of communist China dropped right into the heartland of America.This "China City" would be located about 40 minutes from both Detroit and Toledo, and it would be marketed to Chinese business people that want to start businesses in the United States.  Unfortunately, this is not just an isolated incident. ...
  • Not the church lady's Christ.

    04/06/2012 9:19:46 AM PDT · by Lowell1775
    Bartlesby Great Works. ^ | circa 1917 | Ezra Pound
    Ballad of the Goodly Fere By Ezra Pound Simon Zelotes speaketh it somewhile after the Crucifixion. HA’ we lost the goodliest fere o’ all For the priests and the gallows tree? Aye lover he was of brawny men, O’ ships and the open sea. When they came wi’ a host to take Our Man 5 His smile was good to see, “First let these go!” quo’ our Goodly Fere, “Or I’ll see ye damned,” says he. Aye he sent us out through the crossed high spears And the scorn of his laugh rang free, 10 “Why took ye not me...

    01/12/2012 9:52:36 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 1 replies
    THINGS TO COME, A Journal of Biblical Literature | December, 1894 | Editors
    IT is an interesting and important question in connection with the study of Prophetic Scriptures, to settle how much of the non-prophetic portions of God's word a Christian ought to know and believe before he can rightly divide the prophetic writings, and before he can hope to attain to any clear view of Scripture eschatology. That the solemn warnings of prophecy, or the gracious invitations found therein may be, and often have been, used for the conversion of souls no one doubts ; that saints of God have been and are continually strengthened and comforted by these Scriptures we all...
  • Something Big Is Coming... and It's Going to Be BAD

    11/18/2011 2:20:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 83 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/18/11 | Phoenix Capital Research
    Something major is occuring in the markets today. The US economy peaked in 2007. However, throughout much of 2008, the stock market continued to rally despite the economic collapse as well as the financial system imploding. Throughout this period the credit markets jammed up and implied something VERY BAD was in the system. However, stock investors continued to pile into stocks because, well, frankly stocks always are the last to "get it." And when stocks finally did get it... it was quite a thing. This same environment is occurring today. Only this time the collapse is sovereign in nature: entire...
  • Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"

    11/11/2011 9:59:39 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 11, 2011 | Unattributed
    With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung." That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times.
  • Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"

    11/11/2011 9:56:23 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 11/11/11 | Staff
    With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung." That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times. With little sleep in cold conditions, cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands, Zuccotti Park may now just be the best place to catch respiratory viruses, norovirus (also known...
  • Coming Soon: Kagangate

    10/03/2011 5:03:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies ^ | 10/3/11 | Editor
    Supreme Court: Forget unconvincing liberal demands that Clarence Thomas recuse himself from the ObamaCare case because his wife is a Tea Partyer. Ex-Obama operative Elena Kagan has a true conflict. To buttress the flimsy case of leftist groups like Common Cause that he step down from judging whether ObamaCare is unconstitutional, 20 House Democrats last week called for an investigation into Justice Thomas' not filling out financial disclosure forms to their satisfaction regarding his wife's political activities. Ginni Thomas' pro-limited government activist group Liberty Central has indeed gone after ObamaCare. But as Mrs. Thomas pointed out last year, there are...
  • Solyndra Employees Never Saw It Coming

    09/24/2011 12:12:06 PM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Sep 23, 2011 |
    Ex-employees of solar panel company at center of White House-stimulus loan scandal speak out
  • Mending The Nets...

    06/06/2011 9:16:45 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies
    The Chinese pastor, author and martyr, Watchman Nee, in his book “What Shall This Man Do ?”, made an interesting observation about the careers of the three apostles, Peter, Paul and John. Nee observed that there is spiritual significance in the occupations that these three were engaged in when they were called by Jesus. We are told in Scripture that when Peter was called, he was busy as a fisherman, ‘casting his nets into the sea’. Paul happened to be a tentmaker by trade, crafting portable dwelling places. John, the beloved apostle, was also a fisherman, but when Jesus first...
  • The Coming Assault on Israel

    05/22/2011 12:58:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    american thinker ^ | 5/22/11 | James Lewis
    Suppose you've just turned 18, barely out of high school, and now you're on guard duty at the borders of Israel, like the girls and boys who check your tourist luggage at Ben Gurion airport. It's an adult job, but you try to live a normal life, while being publicly threatened by suicidal Moo Bros, nuke-happy Ahmadinejad, and all their leftist enablers. Welcome to your life. This is not your beer-soaked Spring Break. It's not a break at all. Check out the daily hate propaganda translations in English on, and you can see what they are facing. Fortunately it's...
  • Big welcome home set for returning soldiers

    03/24/2011 4:57:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 1+ views
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review ^ | Beatrice Richardson • Herald/Review
    Ty Langley, 13, helps hang up a welcome home poster for soldiers of Bravo Company, 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, who are expected to arrive sometime this morning from Afghanistan. In the second photo, Ty’s mother, Tracy Langley, and he look over a number of welcome home banners to be put up in the Barnes Field House on the post. She is the wife of Capt. C.J. Langley, the company commander, who deployed for a year to Afghanistan, and is expected to return to the fort on the next flight either later this month or early in April. The advance party...
  • The final events of Earth's history will unfold rapidly...

    02/24/2011 10:25:08 AM PST · by hope_dies_last · 57 replies
    Testimonies, vol. 9, p 11. (1909) | 1909 | Ellen G. White
    For the Coming of the King "Yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry." Hebrews 10:37. The Last Crisis We are living in the time of the end. The fast-fulfilling signs of the times declare that the coming of Christ is near at hand. The days in which we live are solemn and important... The calamities by land and sea, the unsettled state of society, the alarms of war, are portentous. They forecast approaching events of the greatest magnitude. The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for...
  • Coming collapse of state pensions

    01/23/2011 10:27:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/24/11 | Armstrong Williams
    When I go over my personal budget, I have to make sacrifices. Perhaps I don't eat out as often, or I turn my thermostat down, or even limit my purchasing of non-necessity items. We all do this because we know we can't live in the red for long without collection agencies and banks taking our possessions away. Yet, for federal and state governments, overspending and not balancing their checkbooks is a way of life. (Snip) If current trends continue (which, of course they won't) and if we assume an 8 percent return on investment rate for the pension funds
  • Why We Groan...Romans 8

    01/03/2011 4:27:08 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(Romans 8:22-23)We have already seen that Christians are those who live between two Ages. We are currently in this present age, which is marked by death, corruption, sin and alienation from God. But through a new birth,we have been fitted for the Age to come,the Age of Righteousness, the day of the Lord. We don’t...
  • Civil War message opened, decoded: No help coming

    12/26/2010 1:39:06 AM PST · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    AP/YahhoNewa ^ | 12/25/10 | STEVE SZKOTA
    A glass vial stopped with a cork during the Civil War has been opened, revealing a coded message to the desperate Confederate commander in Vicksburg on the day the Mississippi city fell to Union forces 147 years ago. The dispatch offered no hope to doomed Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton: Reinforcements are not on the way. The encrypted, 6-line message was dated July 4, 1863, the date of Pemberton's surrender to Union forces led by Ulysses S. Grant, ending the Siege of Vicksburg in what historians say was a turning point midway into the Civil War.
  • They Have Parted My Land...Joel 3

    11/05/2010 9:55:06 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 21 replies ^ | 11-06-10 | Bill Randles
    They Parted My Land …Joel 3 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.(Joel 3:2-3)Joel the prophet predicted that in the last days God would bring all nations into judgment, listing the complete four count indictment against the nations. We discussed in...
  • Oakland cops not coming unless crime is violent

    07/17/2010 10:55:41 AM PDT · by thecodont · 28 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Saturday, July 17, 2010 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Janelle La Chaux paid a visit to Oakland police headquarters Friday to fill out a crime report. She believed her former roommate on 31st Street had stolen her 22-inch flat-screen and she wanted to document the theft. "I could have called them when I was at the place where it happened, but I just decided to come down here because I don't want to wait," La Chaux, 30, said as she filled out a form in the lobby. "Sometimes I call them and it just takes a long, long time to come." Nowadays, police may not come at all. On...
  • Cows moo-ve over: camel milk coming to Europe

    07/05/2010 6:32:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 5, 2010 | Erika Solomon
    DUBAI (Reuters) – Hard on the hooves of cow's and goat's milk, European grocery shelves may soon be invaded by milk from that proverbial ship of the desert, the camel. An animal famous for bad breath and ill humour might seem an unlikely source of liquid to lubricate a bowl of breakfast cereal or froth up a latte, but promoters from the United Arab Emirates say it is healthy -- and almost like mother's own. "People with lactose intolerance can drink it with no problem, unlike cow's milk, it doesn't cause protein allergies, and it's high in insulin," said Ulrich...
  • The Coming Resignation of Barack Obama

    06/02/2010 9:55:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 2,830+ views
    american spectator ^ | 6/2/10 | Peter Ferrara
    Months ago, I predicted in this column that President Obama would so discredit himself in office that he wouldn't even be on the ballot in 2012, let alone have a prayer of being reelected. Like President Johnson in 1968, who had won a much bigger victory four years previously than Obama did in 2008, President Obama will be so politically defunct by 2012 that he won't even try to run for reelection. I am now ready to predict that President Obama will not even make it that far. I predict that he will resign in discredited disgrace before the fall...
  • It Is Time to Pray For Our Nation (Not-to-Miss Presentation at Link)

    02/03/2010 1:35:39 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 82 replies · 736+ views
    Prophecy News Watch Message Board ^ | Today, Feb 3, 2010 | self
    Could not sleep. So much going on. It's obvious we are moving into unchartered waters in our nation's and in the world's history. What to do? Watch and pray! Did just that - ended up at Prophecy News Watch and message board there, finding the linked beauty. Prophecy News Watch: Pray for America (Holy Spirit inspired)
  • 100% PROOF of Christ's Nearness_______

    05/31/2009 5:06:18 PM PDT · by ProphecyWorldNewsReport · 17 replies · 1,377+ views
    _ Headline News/photos confirm. _
  • Boy, 5, forced into adoption with gay couple pleads: 'We want to stay with our gran and grandad'

    05/02/2009 8:21:28 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 82 replies · 3,386+ views ^ | January 2009 | By Jonathan Brocklebank and Michael Seamark
    The mother of two children who are being adopted by gay men even though their grandparents want to care for them wept yesterday as she told of her final meeting with her son and daughter. ‘I told them, “Listen, Mummy is not going to see you for a while”,’ she said. Her son replied: ‘But Mummy, I want to come and stay with you and Granny and Grandad.’ Their grandparents spent two years fighting for the right to care for the children, whose 26-year-old mother is a recovering heroin addict. She desperately wanted her parents to look after them. But...
  • The Second Coming Of The Lord [Baptist, Evangelical, and/orPentec-Charis.]

    08/18/2008 5:21:44 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 8 replies · 231+ views
    THINGS TO COME, A Journal Of Biblical Literature | October 1894 | D.M. Stearns o Philadelphia
    "THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD." BY PASTOR D. M. STEARNS, OF PHILADELPHIA (At the Dunoon Conference, August, 1894.) One of the grandest things about the Bible is that we have the Author of the book with us. The one who wrote the book is in every believer—He will guide us into all truth, and the book is settled forever in Heaven. These words are taking hold of me more and more from week to week, "Forever, Oh Lord, thy word is settled in heaven." It is true from the beginning, it standeth forever; but we cannot receive it, nor...
  • Millennial Lights & Shadows [Baptist, Evangeliscal, and/or Pentecostal]

    08/16/2008 1:16:26 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 11 replies · 102+ views
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature | July, 1894 | Geo. F. Trench of Ireland
    "MILLENNIAL LIGHTS AND SHADOWS." BY MR. GEO. F. TRENCH OF IRELAND. (At the Edinburgh Conference, June, 1894) MR. TRENCH read the passage Revelation 20:1-10, describing the binding of Satan and the reign of Christ for a thousand years, the great revolt at the end of that period, and the destruction of the armies of Gog and Magog by fire from heaven, and said: I heard the other day a clergyman, who was leading the open air mission in Cork, remark that every revival in the Church has resulted from the recovery of some neglected or forgotten truth, and that the...
  • Strange Change to Mike Huckabee's Website

    04/09/2008 11:04:41 AM PDT · by kc8ukw · 40 replies · 137+ views ^ | April 9, 2008 |
    Follow the link to take a look. Mentioned on
  • School board officials say cuts coming

    02/11/2008 10:43:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 164+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/11/08 | Nancy Zuckerbrod - ap
    WASHINGTON - School budgets have seemed to defy gravity in recent years — going up steadily without ever coming down. But school board members from across the country say that's likely to change soon, and they're bracing for leaner times forced by the nation's economic downturn. Board members in Washington last week for an annual conference said shortfalls in state budgets coupled with pessimistic predictions about local revenues are forcing them to look for ways to trim next year's budgets, which they are working on now. About half of the states are facing projected budget shortfalls, according to the Center...
  • Chertoff: Longer lines coming to borders

    01/17/2008 11:10:23 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 104+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/17/08 | Eileen Sullivan and Devlin Barrett - ap
    WASHINGTON - New border crossing rules to take effect at the end of the month will initially mean longer lines for those entering the country, including returning Americans, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday. But he said the rules are necessary to prevent another Sept. 11-style attack. Critics of the effort need to "grow up," Chertoff said in an Associated Press interview. Starting Jan. 31, a driver's license and oral declaration of citizenship will no longer be enough to enter the United States for Americans and Canadians age 19 and older. People will have to present proof of citizenship,...
  • Russians Are Coming Again, Tories Warn

    02/18/2007 5:53:37 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 450+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-19-2007 | Christopher Hope
    Russians are coming again, Tories warn By Christopher Hope, Whitehall Editor Last Updated: 1:16am GMT 19/02/2007 The Russians are using billions of dollars of oil profits to rearm, just as British defence chiefs prepare for cuts in the summer's Government spending review, the Conservatives have warned. Liam Fox, the party's defence spokesman, sounded the alarm about "the growing and accelerating rearmament in Russia" in a House of Commons debate. He claimed that President Vladimir Putin's government is planning to spend $183 billion (£94 billion) over the next nine years — or $1.7 billion (£900 million) a month — on its...
  • Fewer, More Predictable Deployments Coming, Pace Tells Guardsmen

    11/14/2006 4:38:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 293+ views
    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo, Nov. 14, 2006 -- Changes being made in the way the force is structured, trains and deploys ultimately will mean fewer deployments and more predictability for individual troops, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told National Guardsmen today during a town hall meeting here. Marine Gen. Peter Pace told about 500 National Guard troops wrapping up a year-long deployment with Kosovo Force 7 the most important thing the military can offer them is a basic idea of when and how frequently they’ll be called up for duty. Questions from the group focused on the...
  • "America's Battalion" wraps-up six month Iraq deployment, returns to base in Hawaii

    10/06/2006 5:53:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 394+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    HADITHA, Iraq (Oct. 6, 2006) -- After almost seven months of combat operations in western Al Anbar province, the Marines of “America’s Battalion” returned to families and loved ones Oct. 5 in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Just two weeks ago, the Hawaii-based battalion transferred authority of security operations of the Haditha Triad region in Al Anbar to another Hawaii-based unit - 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. The Haditha Triad Region consists of the three Euphrates River towns — Haditha, Barwanah and Haqlaniyah, and boasts a population of about 50,000. Throughout their deployment, 3rd Battalion’s forces trained Iraqi Security Forces, located 54...
  • CA: "The Republicans are coming!"

    10/03/2006 10:58:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,019+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 10/3/06 | Nicholas Romero
    Those of you who choose to read the FlashReport over the weekends will recall on Sunday morning I pleaded for the Governor to start campaigning on behalf of our down ticket Republican candidates after another major poll put his re-election at almost certain. Well, San Jose State just released another poll's results with Schwarzenegger in a double digit lead. McClintock is leading Garamendi by one point in a recently released LA Times poll and the action superstar (as much as it might pain me, a conservative, to say) could have a solidifying effect on this race. The Sacramento Bee has...
  • The Princess Treatment (A Cultural Contribution of the Liesure Class)

    09/13/2006 5:49:08 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 17 replies · 886+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8 September 2006 | PIA CATTON
    "...Sweet Sixteen events have exploded in size and popularity at the same time that the Hispanic tradition of the Quinceañera, a party thrown for a girl of 15 to mark her transition into womanhood, is receiving more attention. Though both events are more secular than Bat Mitzvahs, they bear a similar social function to the Jewish tradition. The host and her family -- rather than a committee of ladies-who-lunch -- make the decisions about attendees, decor and entertainment. As a result, the party may be an expression the family's status and wealth -- rather than a rite of passage for...
  • The Coming Wars (Israel vs Iran & Syria)

    08/20/2006 9:40:58 PM PDT · by epow · 15 replies · 5,648+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/18/06 | Caroline Glick
    By CAROLINE GLICK Since the cease-fire was implemented in Lebanon, we have heard scattered reports indicating that a prisoner swap with the Palestinians may be in the works. In exchange for hundreds if not thousands of Palestinian terrorists now held in Israeli prisons, IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit, who has been held hostage by Palestinian terrorists for nearly two months, may be released from captivity. These reports lend weight to the view that things are back to normal. Terrorists kidnap Israelis and hold them hostage and Israel releases terrorists in order to free them. It is a comforting thought for people...
  • Ads coming to texbooks (sic)

    08/15/2006 1:27:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 556+ views
    AP on Yahoo Finance ^ | 8/15/06 | Justin Pope - ap
    Textbook prices are soaring into the hundreds of dollars, but in some courses this fall, students won't pay a dime. The catch: Their textbooks will have ads for companies including FedEx Kinko's and Pura Vida coffee. Selling ad space keeps newspapers, magazines, Web sites and television either cheap or free. But so far, the model hasn't spread to college textbooks -- partly for fear that faculty would consider ads undignified. The upshot is that textbooks now cost students, according to various studies, about $900 per year. Now, a small Minnesota startup is trying to shake up the status quo in...
  • Obide tribes coming together

    07/25/2006 4:09:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 204+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Maj. Anna Friederich
    FOB KALSU – The southern portion of Iraq is reaping the long overdue benefits of infrastructure rebuilding and trained security forces. Although the areas in the Karbala, Najaf and Babil provinces still have their share of turbulence, some of the success the provinces are enjoying stems from the willingness of local tribes to work together to put their part of Iraq back together, said Capt. Dave Zaino, commander, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. “We are going into areas in the northern sector of our area of operations, finding a large population...
  • Senate poised to pass stem cell bill (Bill passed Senate, Veto next)

    07/18/2006 2:16:38 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 32 replies · 788+ views
    MSNBC/AP ^ | 7/18/2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The White House emphatically renewed President' Bush's threat to veto a bill heading toward Senate passage that would authorize federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, a practice Bush loathes. "If (the bill) were presented to the president, he would veto the bill," read a fresh official statement of administration policy Monday, with the sentence underlined for emphasis.
  • Pacific Cult Hails Second Coming Of Its Wealthy US Messiah

    04/16/2006 7:15:21 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 831+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-17-2006 | Nick Squires
    Pacific cult hails second coming of its wealthy US messiah By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 17/04/2006) Followers of a South Pacific cult, who worship a mythical Second World War American serviceman they hope will one day return bearing riches, believe that their prayers have been answered. For 60 years, the bizarre John Frum movement on Tanna, in the Vanuatu archipelago, has believed that the great wealth or "cargo" that the United States military brought to their island home in wartime will one day miraculously return. They worship a messiah-like figure, John (or Jon) Frum, thought to be a combination...
  • CA: Republican 'unity' may be slow in coming - 50th CD

    04/13/2006 9:03:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 385+ views
    North County Times ^ | 4/13/06 | Gig Conaughton
    NORTH COUNTY ---- Even before Brian Bilbray appeared to clinch a narrow victory Tuesday over 13 other Republican rivals to run against Democrat Francine Busby in eight short weeks to replace disgraced former Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham, supporters called on the field to "unite" behind Bilbray's candidacy. But a day later, it appeared that unity could be slow in coming. Eric Roach, Bilbray's nearest Republican rival, said Wednesday through campaign managers that he might ask for a recount of votes cast in the sprawling 50th District ---- a move that would delay Republican solidarity in the weeks of campaigning left...
  • Welcome kits will mean a lot to evacuees on way to Tucson (Returning a Kindness)

    09/06/2005 7:07:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 563+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Sep 6, 2005 | Ernesto Portillo Jr.
    A near-tragedy three years ago has inspired a Tucson family to help the young victims of Hurricane Katrina. Christopher and Lana Baldwin lost nearly all their possessions in a house fire that left them devastated. But when they received a box containing a stuffed animal and some books for their young daughter, it gave them an anchor they needed. Now, as Katrina's displaced families start arriving in Tucson, the Baldwins want to give them a similar anchor. The Baldwins call it the Starfish Project, named after a parable that says our kindness matters to that one person we help. They...